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KENYA: Uhuru Commissions Ksh5B Govt Skyscraper in Nairobi

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President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the construction of the G47 Ugatuzi Tower in Hurlingham, Nairobi County on Friday, December 4, 2020. The groundbreaking ceremony was held alongside the launch of the County Covid-19 Socio-economic Re-engineering and Recovery Strategy. The 50-storey building will host the Ministry of Devolution headquarters and Council of Governors Secretariat. An artists impression of the Ksh5 billion G47 Ugatuzi TowerFile It will feature a Devolution National Conference Centre with a capacity to hold 1,200 people. The conference centre will have unique capabilities to host the annual national summit in a more interactive manner including the legislative arm at national and county levels, executive arm and a gallery for observers, dignitaries such as the diplomatic corps. The groundbreaking ceremony of the G47 Ugatuzi Tower in Hurlingham, NairobiFile The building will include an ultra-modern devolution museum and library to be named after the head of state- Uhuru Kenyatta Devolution Museum and Library. The library will have the central repository to showcase the devolution journey.The president will be immortalised as an appreciation for his commitment to support devolution during his tenure.The 50-storey tower will have 5-star hospitality components in terms of utility and amenities to suit the high-level tenants and visitors. “Since the start of devolution, it has been our desire to coordinate devolution matters under one roof and today marks the beginning of the implementation of this vision,” Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya stated.In his speech, President Kenyatta stated that while Kenya welcomed the support of development partners, he warned that they should refrain from interfering with the direction the country was taking. “We will respect you and you have to respect us. Everyone has problems of their own, even they have internal matters which they should resolve. They have no business lecturing us about how to fix ours,” he stated. President Uhuru Kenyatta at the groundbreaking ceremony of the G47 Ugatuzi Tower in Hurlingham, NairobiFile The G47 Ugatuzi Tower will house:Council of Governors Secretariat & Liaison OfficesCounty Assemblies Forum Liaison OfficesInter-Governmental Relations Technical CommitteeIndependent Commissions & OfficesCounty Assembly Service Board (CASB) Forum County Public Service Board (CPSB) ForumRegional Economic BlocsKRA Counties Liaison OfficeThe National Treasury Liaison OfficeMinistry of Devolution & ASAL OfficesSenate Liaison office

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